2Chronicles 20:1-25, “vs. 12…For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.”
If our strength is not in our position and if God tells us that we still have to go against what we called on Him for, let us see where we fit in His plan of fighting for us. Twice the king and his people were told to go against their enemies. In the last message I wrote that you and I are still required to report to the battlefield.
2Chronicles 20:16&17, “Tomorrow go down against them …. 17, “You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the LORD, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the LORD is with you.” If you go to a battle field, the enemy knows you are there to battle, here the Lord says, “you don’t need to fight“. No one goes to a battlefield with no battle plan, the enemy will not stop attacking you simply because you are not there to fight. Why is it that we have the tendency of feeling that we must fight, try and resolve issues, have answers for everything? I believe Jehoshaphat and his people were sent to the field to see God move. God did not need their help, we feel at times that unless we help God it cannot be done. When God brings you to the battlefield you’ve been avoiding, it is not because He wants your help or see if you had good strategy of facing it, He wants to show you of what He is capable of. He has brought you to a place where He can boost your faith. He is there to remind you that your strength is not in your position, leadership, money, notoriety, or fame, your strength is in Him. David refers to Him as “MY Strength“. Now we can tell the reason David was more concerned about the presence of God and not like Saul who cared about position. Moses had a great position yet he would not go back to Egypt alone without the presence of God accompanying Him. What can we say then, as long as the presence of God is going with us, we can face any battle, situation, or circumstances, Romans 8:31 says, “…If God be for us, who can be against us?” (KJV).
Now that the king knew his strength was not in his position, he positioned all the people in readiness to go to the battlefield. He went strong in the Lord with his people encouraged, vs. “20, …Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.” He knew he was going to the battlefield where the Lord had control of the situation. He also felt that being there to watch the Lord fight was not good enough, he therefore gathered singers and musicians to praise the Lord. It is easy to pray and then sit and do nothing waiting for God to move, these people saw an opportunity to praise God, they turned their fears into praise. They could not fight, but they could praise God. Worship was not about what they could do but what God was going to do. They were not doing sorry, low, dull numbers, they lifted their voices to praise Him. vs. 22, “Now when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated“. Through praises and worship, they made the Lord look good and the Lord moved. Psalm 28:6-7, “6 Blessed be the LORD, Because He has heard the voice of my supplications! 7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him”. The Lord set an ambush upon their enemies. When the Lord says the battle is His, praise Him in the battle field while He fights for you. Blessing Ev
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